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BRONSON, Fla. (WCJB) – A 13-year-old student at Bronson Middle School is in custody by Levy County Sheriff’s deputies after she was accused of bringing methamphetamine onto campus.
“At this point in the investigation, they do know that one student brought drugs to school. This student provided the drugs to two other students who were later exposed,” Lt. Scott Tammund, LCSO Public Information Officer.
Deputies said school officials were made aware of two students who had become ill in the bathroom.
After a school resource deputy found a white powdery substance in the bathroom, sheriff’s deputies were called.
The school was placed on immediate lockdown while law enforcement tested the substance for fentanyl.
“I know they sent out the call that they went into lockdown status, and it was due to an unexplained illness, not something violent that happened on campus.”
“Some parents have expressed their concerns on social media. They said they did not receive any call or message from the school administration.’
“I can’t believe it. I came home and my son told me they were on lockdown and he didn’t even know why,” said mother Shawna Mignon. “I had to go through Facebook to find out why.”
Then the deputies found the 13-year-old student guilty of drug distribution and detained her. They do not yet know where the drugs come from.
“It’s scary,” Mignon shared. “I mean, it’s supposed to be a safe place for us to send our kids.”
Deputies said the teenager will be processed at the Levy County Detention Center and then released to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
They said the school grounds had been cleared and the campus was safe for students to return to.
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